[Event "Frederica Chess IM"] [Site "chess24.com"] [Date "2023.05.18"] [Round "3.5"] [White "Nilssen, Ellen Fredericia"] [Black "Ramsdal, Jens Albert"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteElo "2114"] [WhiteTeam "Denmark"] [BlackElo "2366"] [BlackTeam "Denmark"] [Annotator "Nilssen,Ellen"] [Variant "Standard"] [ECO "B31"] [Opening "Sicilian Defense: Nyezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attack, Fianchetto Variation"] [Source "https://lichess.org/study/e8pUlx8p/vWrLEE7j"] [Orientation "white"] 1. e4! { Best by test (or so they say). } 1... c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 g6 4. O-O Bg7 5. c3 Nf6 6. Re1 O-O 7. d4 d5 8. e5 Ne4 9. Bxc6 bxc6 10. Be3 Rb8 { So far, we're still deep in the realms of theory, but here I switched around my move order. } 11. b3 (11. Qc1 { Is the correct way to start. }) 11... Qc7 12. Qc1 Qa5 { Now we transposed back into a line I knew, but for some reason I had the feeling that he had lost a tempo by playing Qc7-Qa5 - so needless to say, I was quite confused. } 13. dxc5 Rxb3 14. axb3 Qxa1 15. b4 Bd7? (15... Qa4 { Is the main line when there's still some theory. }) 16. Bd4 (16. Nd4! { Was what I wanted to play but after } 16... Bxe5 17. f3 Nf6 { I didn't spot the strong continuation of } 18. Nc2 (18. Bh6? Bxd4+ 19. cxd4 Qxd4+ $19) 18... Qa4 (18... Qa2 { Has actually occured in a game which White ended up winning. }) 19. Bg5 $18 { When Black has lost complete coordination. } (19. Bh6? { Now Black can sacrifice the exchange. } 19... Bc7 20. Bxf8 Kxf8 21. Nca3 $16 { Black is worse but still fighting. })) 16... Qa4 17. Nbd2 Nxd2 (17... a5! { Creating counterplay immediately was stronger. }) 18. Qxd2 a5 { Here I felt that I should be somewhat better. } 19. h4 { Losing the thread of the game though White is still pressing. } (19. e6! { For long I comtemplated whether or not to make this move. It was my deepest wish to play it as I thought it could be very strong, but a lack of confidence made me avoid it. } 19... Bxe6 20. Bxg7 Kxg7 21. Nd4! { The Knight is very well placed in the center and White is not in a rush to take on e6. } (21. Ng5? { Was my original plan, but this is not as strong as going into the center. } 21... axb4 22. cxb4 Kg8 23. Nxe6 fxe6 24. Rxe6 { When the game is level. }) 21... axb4 22. cxb4 Rb8 23. Qg5! { With many threats, Black is closed to lost and has to be accurate. } 23... Qxb4? { Loses dirctly to. } 24. Qe5+ Kg8 25. Nxc6 $18) 19... Bg4 20. Ng5? { Too ambitious. } 20... h6 (20... axb4 21. cxb4 Qb3 { Trying to create more immediate counterplay. Black is back into the game with chances. }) 21. e6 (21. Nxf7 { Would probably have stunned my opponent. While it doesn't lead to more than equalty it still seems like a good practical chance to me. } 21... Rxf7 22. e6 Rf8 23. Bxg7 Kxg7 24. Qd4+ Kh7 25. Qxg4 { White can still press for quite some time. }) 21... f6? (21... hxg5! 22. Bxg7 Kxg7 23. Qd4+? { This was my original plan but it is weak. } (23. exf7!! { The correct continuation but barely not possible to play during a game if you ask me. } 23... Bd7 24. Rxe7 Rxf7 25. Rxf7+ Kxf7 26. hxg5 { I don't see many people playing like this during a game. Apparently, the position is equal. }) 23... f6 24. Qxg4 gxh4! { The black King is completely safe and White's pawns are more of a liability than a strength. They have come too far up the board, and according to the computer White is lost! }) 22. Nh3? { Here I was getting rather frustrated as I could feel the game slip from my hands move by move. } (22. Nf7! { Once again, the move I wanted to play but fear struck and I was worried the Knight would end up trapped. } 22... Kh7 { Was my main calculation but here I missed the beautiful. } (22... axb4 { Black should try to create counterplay on the Queenside. } 23. Nxh6+ { Spicing things up. } (23. cxb4 { A more solid approach. } 23... h5 24. Ra1 $16) 23... Bxh6 24. Qxh6 Qc2 25. cxb4 $16) (22... h5 23. Qd3 Bf5 24. Qa6 { A cute but greedy maneouvre with the plan of taking on a5. }) 23. Bxf6! exf6 24. e7 Re8 25. Nd6 Bd7 26. Nxe8 Bxe8 27. Qf4 $18 { White is way too active and the pawn on e7 is too close to promotion. White is completely winning here. }) 22... Bxh3 23. gxh3 axb4 24. cxb4 Qb3! { A very nice move that I had completely overlooked, bringing the Queen to assistance on the light-squares. According to the engine, the position is level in Black's favour, but I didn't defend well, and while my opponent kept on pressing me, the position got worse and worse until I had to admit defeat. } 25. Kh2 Rb8 26. Bc3 (26. Rg1!) 26... Qc4 27. Rg1 Qe4 28. Rg4 Qf5 29. Qe3 (29. h5) 29... h5 30. Rg1 Kh7 31. Bd2 Rb7?! (31... Rd8!) 32. Ra1 d4 33. Qxd4 Qxe6 34. Qe3 (34. Re1!) 34... Qd5 35. Ra8 Rd7 36. Qg3 f5 (36... Qxd2 $19) 37. Bc1 Qe4 38. Qe3 Be5+ 39. f4 Bxf4+ 40. Qxf4 Qe2+ 41. Kg3 Rd3+ { 0-1 Black wins. } 0-1